James (eye) scored 24 points (10-21 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 4-6 FT) while adding 11 rebounds, eight assists and a block in 41 minutes during Saturday's 127-115 loss to the Wizards. He began the game wearing goggles to protect his eye after suffering a scratched cornea Friday, but after taking a couple of shots he ditched them and proceeded to have a very LeBron-like night. James has gotten a couple games off to rest this month, so expect the 32-year-old to be in the lineup and producing at his usual elite level for the rest of the regular season as the Cavs try to keep hold of the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
James (eye) will play Saturday against the Wizards, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports. James suffered an abrasion to his right cornea during Friday's win over Charlotte, but he'll play through the ailment on the second night of a back-to-back set. While James, who admitted Friday that he's "banged up," will not face any restrictions, he'll likely take the floor at less than 100 percent.
James suffered a scratched cornea in Friday's win over the Hornets, Cleveland.com reports. James noticeably could not keep his eye open during a postgame interview session, and noted his vision was blurry. The injury occurred after getting poked in the eye during a drive to the basket late in the third quarter. The veteran forward was able to return to the game, but his status for Saturday's tilt versus the Wizards appears up in the air. James indicated that if he sits out it will not be due to rest, but rather because he is "banged up." Look for Richard Jefferson and Iman Shumpert to see increased roles covering the small forward responsibilities should James ultimately sit out Saturday.
James tallied 32 points (9-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 14-16 FT), 11 assists, nine rebounds, two blocks and one steal across 40 minutes in Friday's 112-105 victory over the Hornets. After a subpar performance in each of the last two games, James came to play Friday night, stuffing the stat sheet and missing just two free throws on the night. When James' shot is on, he can tally 30 points easily, but on off nights, James sits in between 10 and 20 points and tries to make up for it by becoming more of a facilitator and rebounder. While his numbers this year don't match other elite players as they have in the past, he continues to be one of the most consistent options in fantasy.
James posted 18 points (8-12 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT), six rebounds and five assists over 34 minutes in Wednesday's 126-113 loss to the Nuggets. James scored well below his 26.2 point season average on Wednesday and had an all-around unimpressive stat line (at least for The King). Kyrie Irving provided the majority of Cleveland's offensive spark in a losing effort, but Wednesday's game further illustrates the need for the Cavs to be humming on all cylinders if they wish to be competitive when playoff time arrives. Despite the loss, James is a must-start every game, but owners should closely monitor Cleveland's game-day updates as they could rest their starters multiple times in the coming weeks.
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